Insert At Terminus Forms Plural Streams Patents (Class 239/552)
  • Patent number: 10415219
    Abstract: A flow restriction nozzle (100) comprising an interior surface, an exterior surface, an inlet (103) at a first portion of the nozzle (100) for connection to a fluid source, and an outlet (106) at a second portion of the nozzle (100) for providing a fluid flow, connecting the interior surface to the exterior surface, wherein a portion of the interior surface tapers radially inwardly towards the second portion and the outlet (106) comprises an elongated aperture (106) formed in the interior surface extending at least partially along the tapered surface such that a portion of the fluid flow through the outlet (106) is directed radially outwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventor: Nigel Bamford
  • Patent number: 10413036
    Abstract: The subject of the invention is a device for dispensing a cosmetic composition, comprising a dispensing head (1) intended to be fitted on a container containing said cosmetic composition to be dispensed, (i) the dispensing head comprising: a body (3) that is open at its two opposite axial ends, an engaging part (10) that is open at its two opposite axial ends and at least partially defines at least one dispensing orifice (12), the individual cross section of the dispensing orifice being between 0.03 mm2 and 0.5 mm2, and (ii) the cosmetic composition comprising, in a cosmetically acceptable medium, at least one emulsion chosen from a water-in-oil emulsion and an oil-in-water emulsion, at least one cosmetic active agent, in particular at least one deodorant active agent and/or antiperspirant active agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Nicolas Albisetti
  • Patent number: 10232400
    Abstract: A perforated plate is provided for an application device for the application of a coating agent, in particular a paint, a sealant, a glue or a separating agent, to a component, in particular to a motor vehicle body component. The perforated plate contains at least one through-hole for passing the coating agent through and a hole exit opening on the side of the perforated plate that is located downstream with a wetting surface that can be wetted during operation by the coating agent. The through-hole, to reduce the wetting tendency, transitions into a protruding pipe stub or has a structure that reduces the wetting tendency and/or improves the flushability, e.g., a microstructuring or a nanostructuring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Durr Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Benjamin Wohr, Hans-Georg Fritz
  • Patent number: 10112768
    Abstract: Dispensing head (1) intended to be fitted on a container that contains at least one product to be dispensed, this dispensing head comprising: a body (3) that is open at its two opposite axial ends, an engaging part (10) that is open at its two opposite axial ends, at least partially defining a dispensing orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Nicolas Albisetti
  • Patent number: 9919117
    Abstract: A nozzle for use in delivering a mixture of aerosol propellant and drug formulation. The nozzle includes a drug product inlet configured to receive a mixture of aerosolized propellant and an intranasal dosage form. The inlet is disposed at the proximal end. A nozzle body is secured to the drug product inlet. Two or more channels are disposed within the body. Two or more orifice apertures are disposed at the distal end of the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: IMPEL NEUROPHARMA INC.
    Inventors: John D. Hoekman, Michael Hite, Alan Brunelle, Joel Relethford
  • Patent number: 9803606
    Abstract: A fuel injector for fuel injection systems of internal combustion engines has an excitable actuator for activating a valve closing element, which forms a sealing seat together with a valve face implemented on a valve seat element. Multiple spray-discharge openings are implemented in the valve seat element downstream from the valve face. The fuel injector is distinguished in that the spray-discharge openings include at least one upstream first spray-discharge opening section and one downstream second spray-discharge opening section having a different opening width and a wall area of the second spray-discharge opening section of all spray-discharge openings on a semi-circle runs either parallel or at a right angle to the longitudinal axis of the valve seat element having the spray-discharge openings. The valve seat element is manufactured using metal injection molding methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GMBH
    Inventors: Andreas Schrade, Dieter Maier, Gerhard Stransky
  • Patent number: 9732994
    Abstract: An evaporator or a condenser includes a surface on which the operating liquid is arranged. Further, turbulence generators are provided to generate turbulences in the operating liquid located on the operating surface. In the condenser, alternatively or additionally, a laminarizer is present to make the vapor stream laminar provided by the compressor. On the evaporator side, the evaporation efficiency is increased and, on the condenser side, the condenser efficiency is increased, which may be used for a substantial reduction in size without loss of power of these components, in particular for a heat pump for heating a building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Efficient Energy GmbH
    Inventors: Holger Sedlak, Oliver Kniffler
  • Patent number: 9625148
    Abstract: A device for use in a burner, including a honeycomb body formed from a metal band. The metal band is laminated or coiled to yield a plurality of holes or apertures. The honeycomb body has first and second surfaces which are opposite to each other. The holes or apertures penetrate through the first surface and the second surface, and an outer boundary of the first surface and an outer boundary of the second surface are connected whereby yielding a lateral surface. A through hole is disposed on the lateral surface of the honeycomb body and penetrates inward through multiple layers of adjacent laminated or coiled metal bands, and a metal wire is disposed in the through hole; and/or, a part of the laminated or coiled metal bands on the first surface and/or the second surface are embedded, overlapped and engaged with adjacent metal bands to form an embedded member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Inventors: Tianyi Luo, Yingzhi Wang
  • Patent number: 9458798
    Abstract: A method for injecting a gaseous medium, in particular a gaseous fuel, into an intake tract (1) of a gas engine or diesel-gas engine using an electromagnetically actuable gas valve (2). In order to increase the flow speed, the gaseous medium is injected into the intake tract (1) via at least two throttling points (3, 4) positioned in series.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Roland Mitter, Uwe Gordon
  • Patent number: 9366209
    Abstract: An injection hole inlet is disposed at the upstream side face of the injection hole plate in such a way that, assuming that ? denotes the angle between respective lines obtained by vertically projecting a straight line that passes through the center of the injection hole inlet and the center of the valve seat and the major axis of the injection hole inlet onto a perpendicular plane that passes through the center of the injection hole inlet and is perpendicular to the center axis of the valve seat and assuming that ? denotes the angle between respective lines obtained by vertically projecting the straight line that passes through the center of the injection hole inlet and the center of the valve seat and the minor axis of the injection hole inlet onto the perpendicular plane, ?<? is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Naoya Hashii, Tsuyoshi Munezane
  • Patent number: 9345252
    Abstract: An apparatus, a loop burner element, and a method for surface-roasting a food product wherein the roasting apparatus comprises (a) a conveyor which carries the food product and (b) at least one non-linear ribbon flame burner element or element assembly which preferably applies a ribbon flame to at least the upper and side surfaces of the food product as it is conducted through the roasting apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Unitherm Food Systems Inc.
    Inventor: David Howard
  • Patent number: 9228780
    Abstract: An apparatus for drying wood veneer includes an elongate drying chamber including a conveyor for conveying material to be dried from an input end to an output end; and a cooling section for cooling veneer leaving the output end of the drying chamber, the cooling section including a pressure controller for maintaining a pressure in the cooling section that is slightly higher than pressure in the drying chamber while maintaining a near-zero pressure differential between the drying chamber and the cooling section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: USNR, LLC
    Inventors: Irven McMahon, Bryan J. Wolowiecki
  • Patent number: 9194115
    Abstract: The mountable urine reservoir is a device designed to address a common problem that exists in commodes installed in mobile vehicles. Because the motion of the vehicle may jostle a person attempting to stand while urinating it is common for urine to splash outside of the commode. This is highly unsanitary. The present invention eliminates this defect in the current systems by providing whereby a person can urinate standing up while inserting their penis within the barrel of a reservoir. Thus the walls of said reservoir would prevent any urine from splashing to the exterior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Inventor: Frank P. Green
  • Patent number: 9121604
    Abstract: A board-plank premixing burner port arrangement which increases durability by preventing a large force from being applied to a burner-fixing structure despite accumulated thermal expansion caused by red heat on a burner surface. A burner body unit includes partially cut and stacked plates. The plates form a gas mixture passage and a burner port, are disposed such that cut parts of the neighboring plates intersect one another. The board-plank premixing burner port arrangement has increased combustion efficiency by reducing burner port deformation, and is easily manufactured at a low cost through a simplified installation structure of the burner port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: KYUNGDONG NAVIEN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tae-Sik Min
  • Patent number: 9109715
    Abstract: A high speed valve has a conductive flyer plate responsive to eddy currents induced by an adjacent coil. The eddy currents generate a repulsive force which opens the valve, and a low-mass flyer plate and spring combined with a resonant plate and spring combination provide a fast opening and closing time for the valve. A nozzle structure directs a supersonic flow of gas into a rectangular array of high-density gas suitable for interaction with a laser beam transverse to the rectangular array of jets for the production of wakefield interaction, leading to very high-energy electrons from the gas jet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Alameda Applied Sciences Corp.
    Inventor: Mahadevan Krishnan
  • Patent number: 8967093
    Abstract: A piston cooling system includes: a nozzle pipe portion which communicates with an oil passage which is provided in an internal combustion engine and which extends towards an interior of a cylinder bore; and a flow path forming member which is fixed to a distal end portion of the nozzle pipe portion and in which a plurality of oil jetting paths are formed, wherein: the distal end portion comprises an expanded pipe portion where the nozzle pipe portion is expanded and the flow path forming member is fittingly inserted into the expanded pipe portion; the flow path forming member has a distal end face which is exposed to an exterior portion at a distal end side of the expanded pipe portion; and the flow path forming member is locked in the expanded pipe portion by deforming a distal end edge of the expanded pipe portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignees: Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Hikari Seiko Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshitsugu Gokan, Kenichi Nishimura, Keiji Yamamoto, Masaki Sabato
  • Patent number: 8925835
    Abstract: A method that includes forming a chamber in a substrate, forming a silicon layer overlying the chamber, etching the silicon layer to remove selected regions and retain a selected portion overlying the chamber, the selected portion being at a location and having dimensions that correspond to a location and to dimensions of a nozzle, and forming a first metal layer adjacent to the selected portion. The method also includes forming a path in the substrate to expose the chamber concurrently with removing the selected portion of the silicon layer to expose the nozzle, the nozzle being in fluid communication with the path, the chamber, and a surrounding environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Ming Fang, Fuchao Wang
  • Patent number: 8919674
    Abstract: A fuel injection valve that promotes formation of thin membranes of fuel within injection holes and promotes atomization of spray is obtained. Holes provided in an injection hole plate 11 are combined injection holes 16 formed by partially overlapping two or more single injection holes 15a, 15b, 15c from an upstream side to a downstream side of the injection hole plate 11, each of the single injection holes is a circular hole, the single injection hole has an injection hole angle ? defined by a tilt angle of a center axis line connecting an entrance part center and an exit part center relative to a plate thickness direction of the injection hole plate 11, areas of exit parts 16b are larger than areas of entrance parts 16a in the combined injection holes 16, and the combined injection holes 16 are formed by press working.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kyosuke Watanabe, Naoya Hashii, Tsuyoshi Munezane
  • Patent number: 8893815
    Abstract: A fire extinguisher, a discharge nozzle assembly for discharging a fluid under pressure, and a method for discharging a wet chemical fire extinguishing agent are presented. The discharge nozzle assembly includes a nozzle housing and a nozzle body inserted in the nozzle housing and defining a plurality of parallel flow passages. In an embodiment, the nozzle body defines three flow passages that are positioned equidistant radially from the longitudinal axis of the discharge nozzle and that are arrayed in the pattern of an equilateral triangle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: UTC Fire & Security Corporation
    Inventor: Ronald C. Mauney
  • Patent number: 8864046
    Abstract: A closed nebulizing system for removing bubbles includes a first pump, a nebulizing module and a second pump. The first pump is for providing a fluid. The nebulizing module includes an outlet channel, an inlet channel connected with the first pump, and a plurality of nozzles for nebulizing and ejecting part of the fluid. The second pump is connected with the outlet channel for outputting non-nebulized fluid. The first pump, the nebulizing module and the second pump form a closed fluid loop, so that the fluid continuously contacts with the plurality of nozzles and bubbles generated during nebulization process are evacuated from the nebulizing module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Microjet Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shih-Chang Chen, Shih-Che Chiu, Tsung-Pat Chou
  • Patent number: 8794550
    Abstract: An fuel injection valve has: a needle housed in a valve body in a reciprocable manner; an injection hole plate attached to a front end portion of the valve body, the plate having an injection hole connecting an inside and an outside of the valve body; and a valve sheet which the needle is attached to or detached from so as to close or open a fuel flow path that reaches the injection hole of the injection hole plate through an outer circumference of the needle. The injection hole plate has a recessed portion dented in an axial direction of the needle so as to cause fuel flowing toward the injection hole through the valve sheet to descend lower than a height of an inlet port of the injection hole and then, to turn to ascension so as to reach the inlet port of the injection hole on the injection hole plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Naoya Kaneko, Nobuyuki Shimizu, Hiroyuki Sakai, Toshikuni Kurokawa
  • Publication number: 20140158090
    Abstract: Provided is a fuel injection valve which achieves both atomization of a fluid spray and improvement of the degree of freedom in design of a spray shape, a spray direction, etc. According to a fuel injection valve (1) of the present invention, at least one of injection holes is a switching-spray injection hole (12B), which corresponds to an injected spray, directions of a long axis and a short axis of a switching spray (32A) changing due to an axis-switching phenomenon to deform the switching spray (32A) at downstream. The plurality of injection holes other than the switching-spray injection hole (12B) are coalescent-spray injection holes (12A) for forming a coalescent spray (40) formed by coalescence under Coanda effect exerted between single sprays (30A, 31A). The coalescent spray (40) and the switching spray (32A) coalesce under the Coanda effect to form an integrated spray (50).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Mamoru SUMIDA
  • Publication number: 20140116339
    Abstract: A gas diffuser assembly and vapor deposition system for use therein are described. The gas diffuser assembly includes a gas diffuser manifold configured to be coupled to a substrate processing system and arranged to introduce a process gas from a gas outlet into the substrate processing system in a direction substantially normal to a surface of a substrate to create a stagnation flow pattern over the surface. The gas diffuser manifold includes a gas inlet, a stagnation plate, and a diffusion member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventors: Ronald Nasman, Gerrit J. Leusink
  • Patent number: 8672239
    Abstract: A fuel injector is disclosed that has plural nozzle holes with the same cross-sectional shape and can individually set the flow rate of each nozzle hole. The fuel injector includes the plural nozzle holes, a seat section positioned upstream of the nozzle holes, a valve element that closes a valve when brought into contact with the seat section and opens the valve when separated from the seat section, and a circular cone tapered from an upstream end to a downstream end and provided with the seat section and an inlet opening of the nozzle holes. The plural nozzle holes have an identical shape and a shape of a cross-section of each of the nozzle holes is substantially out-of-round, the cross-section being perpendicular to a central axis of each of the nozzle holes. The cross-section of each of the nozzle holes is rotated around the central axis of each of the nozzle holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiyotaka Ogura, Yasuo Namaizawa
  • Patent number: 8661845
    Abstract: A heat exchanger includes a heat exchanging section for performing heat exchange between a refrigerant and a cooling medium and a passage section. The passage section includes a first passage and a second passage for supplying the refrigerant to the heat exchanging section and a supply passage for supplying the refrigerant to the first passage and the second passage. The first passage and the second passage define a first opening portion and a second opening portion opening at an end of the supply passage. A minimum distance between an opening edge of the first opening portion and an inner surface of the supply passage is equal to a minimum distance between an opening edge of the second opening portion and the inner surface of the supply passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Thuya Aung, Nobuharu Kakehashi, Tomohiko Nakamura, Hideaki Sato
  • Patent number: 8651401
    Abstract: A jet regulator or jet aerator is provided with a jet regulator housing insertable into a water outlet and detachably held therein by threaded or bayonet connection. The jet regulator housing has an outflow-side housing partial region with a reduced housing outer circumference compared to the inflow-side housing partial region, and the outflow-side housing partial region is insertable into an insert opening of a turning tool such that the turning tool can be applied to a tool working surface in a rotationally fixed manner. The tool working surface is provided on the outflow-side frontal edge, the housing circumference of the outflow-side housing partial region and/or an annular shoulder surrounding the housing partial region on the outside. A sanitary water outlet is also provided, which for a plurality of visibly separately emerging water jets has a corresponding plurality of water outflows spaced apart from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Neoperl GmbH
    Inventors: Alexander Stein, Hermann Grether
  • Patent number: 8616469
    Abstract: In the present invention, a new air-pressure utilizing water-saving shower head which takes in external air to increase the spray pressure is introduced. According to the present invention, this water-saving shower head comprises, a holding space for water inside, a body that contains an air hole at the bottom to take in the external air, the internal cross-sectional areas decreasing and then increasing, an air intake hole connecting into the air hole of the upper body, a pressure applying unit which mixes the external air coming through the air hole with the novelty of the pressure of the water flow movement, positioned at the front side of upper body and consists of an extended spray tube with multiple spray boards protruding outward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Kosdo, Inc.
    Inventor: Dae Suk Han
  • Patent number: 8511581
    Abstract: A fluid dispersion device comprises a substrate having an outer section and an inner section, said inner section of the substrate having an aperture, a dispersion element positioned at said aperture of said substrate, and an actuator arranged to coaxially surround said aperture of said substrate, wherein the outer edge of said inner section of said substrate is coupled to said outer section of said substrate by a plurality of resilient members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: PARI Pharma GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Urich, Samuel Charles William Hyde, Neil Pollock, Andrew Jonathan Sant
  • Publication number: 20130206870
    Abstract: In a fuel injection valve, a pipe line through which fuel is uniformly caused to flow is supposed from a flow quantity of fuel flowing into each of communication passages which is communicated between a corresponding one of a plurality of swirl generating chambers and an opening section of a valve seat member and, if a diameter of the pipe line is assumed to be da and a diameter of each of injection holes is assumed to be d0, da/d0 is set such that a spray angle of fuel injected from each of the injection holes provides a desired spray angle and the communication passages and the injection holes are designed such that at least one of fuel sprays injected from the respective injection holes is contacted on any other fuel sprays at a lower position than a liquid film part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
  • Patent number: 8366025
    Abstract: A shower head contains a body including an inflow passage, a plurality of distributing passages, and a first groove; a rotary disk including a second disc portion, a post portion extending, an opening; a first resilient element used to provide a driving force and a restoring force onto the rotary disk; a pushing member fixed in the rotary disk and including a number of second ratchet blocks; a second resilient element used to provide the restoring force onto the pushing member after releasing the pulling force; a pulling device served to provide the pulling force on the pushing member and including an external portion extending from the body to be forced and an internal portion located at the body to be pulled, the internal portion at least containing a pull line member with a suitable length to insert through the inflow passage of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Globe Union Industrial Corp.
    Inventors: Mengfeng Cheng, Shengping Hu, Dajun Zhang
  • Patent number: 8302886
    Abstract: In a fuel injection valve having a valve plug for opening and closing a valve seat in which fuel is injected from a plurality of orifices provided in an orifice plate mounted at the downstream side of the valve seat by operating the valve plug in response to an operation signal from a controller, a thin wall part is provided by concaving a center portion of an upstream-side end face of the orifice plate to the downstream side by press working, and the orifice plate is disposed so that a virtual circular conical surface extending to the downstream side of the valve seat surface and an upstream-side end face of the orifice plate of the outer peripheral side of the thin wall part intersect to each other to form one virtual circle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Naoya Hashii, Tsuyoshi Munezane
  • Patent number: 8276836
    Abstract: A fuel nozzle assembly includes a nozzle body and an orifice plate. The orifice plate may be removably positioned on an interior of the nozzle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: John Brandon MacMillan, Thomas Edward Johnson
  • Patent number: 8096490
    Abstract: A fuel injection valve comprises a valve seat, a movable valve element which is seated on or separated from the valve seat, and a nozzle member having a plurality of nozzle holes. At least one of the valve element and valve seat has a curved surface at a contact position where they contact with each other when the valve element is seated on the valve seat. Two or more of the nozzle holes are provided outside an intersection line of a virtual extension surface along a tangential line to the curved surface at the contact position and a surface of the nozzle member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihito Yasukawa, Eiji Ishii, Noriyuki Maekawa, Motoyuki Abe, Hiroshi Yamada, Nobuaki Kobayashi, Takahiro Saito
  • Patent number: 8016214
    Abstract: A fuel injection valve comprises a convex portion prominently formed on an outer end surface of a nozzle body, stepped recesses each of which has plural steps formed by press forming on the convex portion, and multi orifices as fuel nozzle holes formed by press forming so that an outlet of each of the orifices is located at a bottom face of each of the stepped recesses. Furthermore, the fuel injection valve has plural sets each of which comprises one of the stepped recesses and the relevant orifice, the orifices incline to each other, and a step on a downstream side in each of the stepped recesses has a larger diameter than a step on an upstream side thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masato Higuma, Kenichi Gunji, Keiji Kawahara, Atsushi Sekine
  • Patent number: 7997003
    Abstract: In a method and an apparatus for drying plate-shaped products in a multi-level throughflow dryer, moist air stagnated under the housing ceiling is sucked away and delivered into the suction area of axial blowers arranged in the lower levels, where the moist air is then differentially admixed into a quantity of re-heated drying air, and the mixture is delivered to the nozzle boxes of the dryer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Lindauer DORNIER Gesellschaft mbH
    Inventors: Alfred Dotzler, Anton Hecht
  • Patent number: 7954501
    Abstract: A pressure cleaner provides a splitter for dividing a fluid stream to a plurality of nozzles without a substantial loss in pressure. A frame is provided to help maintain angle and distances of the spray nozzles relative to each other and to a surface to be cleaned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Easywasher Corporation
    Inventor: Kenneth A. Sprecher
  • Patent number: 7954730
    Abstract: Piezo aerosol and ultrasonic atomizer apparatuses are disclosed. In some embodiments, a piezo aerosol apparatus may comprise a piezo component defining an opening bonded to a metal plate defining a mist reservoir. The mist reservoir may define a plurality of apertures (or holes) orientated substantially perpendicular, and the opening of the piezo component may be located above the mist reservoir. The piezo aerosol apparatus generally defines a non-symmetric compound, while the ultrasonic atomizer comprises a piezo component and metal plate of substantially the same diameter in length. Other embodiments are also claimed and disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Hong Kong Piezo Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Lap Leung Ng
  • Patent number: 7931212
    Abstract: A fluid dispersion device comprises a substrate (3) having an outer section (25) and an inner section (26), said inner section (26) of the substrate (3) having an aperture (11), a dispersion element (10) positioned at said aperture (11) of said substrate (3), and an actuator (4) arranged to coaxially surround said aperture (11) of said substrate (3), wherein the outer edge of said inner section (26) of said substrate (3) is coupled to said outer section (25) of said substrate by a plurality of resilient members (81, 82, 83).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: PARI Pharma GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Urich, Samuel Charles William Hyde, Neil Pollock, Andrew Jonathan Sant
  • Patent number: 7918664
    Abstract: A permanently fireproof flame guard includes a flow area (2) which terminates a conduit and within which an inserted flame shield is disposed. The flame shield is provided with a plurality of passage gaps that ensure permanent fire safety. Cooling of the permanently fireproof flame guard can be improved by forming at least one concentric, annular section (5) within the flow area (2) in a massive manner without passage gaps while forming annular sections (4) comprising passage gaps around the concentric, annular section (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Leinemann GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Christoph Leinemann
  • Patent number: 7918408
    Abstract: A hand-held showerhead structure includes a handle portion, a water-outlet base, and a rotary member. The rotary member includes an outlet valve and is mounted on the water-outlet base in a rotationally adjustable manner, which is turned by a user to adjust to a desired water-spraying mode. A plurality of annular chambers is defined between a middle cover and a lower cover of the outlet valve. A plurality of arc-shaped flow-guide ribs distributed radially and separated from one another is protruded from a top wall of the lower cover opposing to an annular chamber in an outer peripheral area. A plurality of open-ended arc-shaped flow-guide channels is accordingly defined between the flow-guide ribs. Moreover, a plurality of outlet holes is arranged in flow-guiding directions of the flow-guide channels. Therefore, the showerhead positioned in such a water-spraying mode is capable of achieving a uniform water-spraying effect at a larger spraying area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Globe Union Industrial Corp.
    Inventor: Ching-Chen Tshieh
  • Patent number: 7891580
    Abstract: A high volume piezoelectric atomizer for use with common consumer spray products is disclosed. The piezoelectric atomizer may include an actuator, a substrate and a supply of a liquid product to be dispensed. The substrate may include a plurality of tapered perforations in direct contact with the supply of a liquid product. A control circuit vibrates the actuator, substrate and its tapered perforations against the supply at velocities of at least 500 mm/s. Droplets are dispensed at a delivery rate of approximately 0.2 g/s resulting in plumes of at least 2 feet in length resulting in a Valpey factor of at least 51.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard S. Valpey, III, Wenlu Gu, Thomas A. Helf, Thomas P. Blandino
  • Patent number: 7832655
    Abstract: A delivery system and methods for generating droplets of liquid active materials, such as a perfume, air freshener, insecticide formulation, and volatile materials, to the atmosphere by means of a electromechanical transducer. The electromechanical transducer employs a first period of activation and a second period of deactivation to increase the distribution of volatile materials contained within the liquid active materials to the atmosphere and reduce the hedonic habituation of the user. The electromechanical transducer is configured to improve flow rate and decrease deposition of the droplets on to nearby surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Fernando Ray Tollens, Steven Louis Diersing, John Philip Hecht, Steven James Schroeck, William Paul Mahoney, III
  • Patent number: 7810745
    Abstract: A nozzle device has a nozzle holes for injecting sprays grouped into spray groups respectively in injection directions. The nozzle device has an injection axis extending through the center in the thickness direction thereof. The injection axis perpendicularly intersects with an imaginary plane, which is at a predetermined distance from the nozzle device. The nozzle holes respectively have passage axes from which imaginary lines are respectively extended. The imaginary plane and the imaginary lines therebetween have intersections respectively defining outer intersections and an inner intersection in at least one of the spray groups. Each of the nozzle holes is inclined at an inclination angle being determined in such a manner that: the outer intersections exist in a polygon or a circle, and the inner intersection exists inside the outer intersections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Hidekazu Oomura, Masanori Miyagawa
  • Patent number: 7669782
    Abstract: The present invention provides a liquid atomizer for atomizing liquid and applied in an atomizing device having an accommodating space and a through hole. The liquid atomizer includes a vibrating element having a first hole corresponding to the through hole; a spray plate having a plurality of spraying holes corresponding to the first hole and being connected with the vibrating element; and a structure element having a second hole corresponding to the plurality of spraying holes of the spray plate and being connected with the spray plate so that the spray plate is disposed between the vibrating element and the structure element. The vibrating element, the spray plate and the structure element are assembled in the accommodating space of the atomizing device. Liquids are atomized via the spraying holes of the spray plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Liang De Wang, Tai-Feng Wu, Yi-Cheng Chen, Yu-Ran Wang, Chien-Shien Yeh, Sheng-Chih Shen
  • Publication number: 20100024910
    Abstract: A filling nozzle is provided which has a high flow straightening effect and is capable of forming a stable liquid flow of a circular cross section. In a filling nozzle in which a flow straightening member for straightening the flow of liquid is arranged in a hollow nozzle body, a flow straightening plate with a multitude of fine holes formed therethrough so as to pass the liquid therethrough is used a the flow straightening member, and a divergent chamfered portion, which act as a guide means for guiding fine streams of liquid flowing out from adjacent individual fine holes in a direction to bring them into contact with one another, is formed on an opening edge of an outlet of each fine hole on an outlet side surface of the flow straightening plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2007
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Applicant: Toyo Seikan Kaisha, Ltd.
    Inventors: Keita Nakamori, Yoshiyuki Morita
  • Patent number: 7648086
    Abstract: The invention relates to a nozzle device for use in a paper machine, board machine, pulp dewatering machine etc., comprising a cylindrical body having an outer thread and an inner hexagon socket; a sealing element, and a nozzle insert having a cylindrical passage. The cylindrical body, the sealing element and the nozzle insert are preferably formed as a single part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Inventor: Hans-Joachim Bernd Struck
  • Patent number: 7628339
    Abstract: A method for controlling the supply of liquid to an aerosol generator comprises operating a liquid supply system to supply a liquid to a vibratable aperture plate of an aerosol generator which senses an amount of liquid adhering to the vibratable aperture plate, and controls operation of the liquid supply system to adjust the amount of liquid adhering to the vibratable aperture plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: Novartis Pharma AG
    Inventors: Yehuda Ivri, Markus Flierl
  • Patent number: 7607589
    Abstract: A droplet generation apparatus is applied to a nebulizer. The droplet generation apparatus comprises a vibratable member, a nozzle disc, a housing and a connection member or a fastening plate or both the connection member and the fastening plate. The vibratable member has a first through hole. The nozzle disc has a plurality of apertures facing the first through hole, and is combined with the vibratable member. The connection member is disposed between the vibratable member and the nozzle disc, and has a second through hole corresponding to the first through hole. Alternatively, the fastening plate is combined with the nozzle disc. The housing covers up the combination of the vibratable member, the nozzle disc and the connection member or the fastening plate. Vibration efficiency generated by the vibratable member is improved through the connection member. An accommodation space is formed by the fastening plate and the nozzle disc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: Health & Life Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shan-Yi Yu, Han-Chang Liu, Wen-Yu Tsai
  • Patent number: 7571868
    Abstract: A fuel injection valve has a connection piece for a fuel-supply line, a valve-seat support having a valve-seat body provided with a valve opening, a solenoid for activating a valve member, which controls the valve opening, and a plastic extrusion coat enclosing the connection piece, the solenoid and the valve-seat support. To achieve a cost-effective manufacture by requiring fewer components for the injection valve and providing a reduction in the assembly costs, the connection piece and the valve-seat support are made of plastic and designed as one-piece plastic housing together with the plastic extrusion coat. The yoke element for closing the magnetic circuit of the solenoid, which extends across the magnetic core and magnetic armature, is a magnetic material extrusion coat, which encloses the solenoid coil and adjoins the magnetic core in a gapless manner and ends in front of the magnetic armature with a gap clearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Johann Bayer
  • Patent number: 7530508
    Abstract: In a fuel injection valve, a fuel guide member facing the valve hole is connected to an injector plate, and an annular diffusion chamber is formed between a valve seat member and the injector plate. A pair of first notches, a pair of second notches, and a plurality of closing parts are formed in an outer periphery of the fuel guide member. The first notches are arranged on a first diameter line of the valve hole. The second notches are arranged on a second diameter line perpendicular to the first diameter line. The closing parts are provided between the first and second notches to partially close the valve hole. A plurality of fuel injection holes are dispersally arranged in outside regions corresponding to the closing parts and inside regions corresponding to the first notches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: Keihin Corporation
    Inventors: Daisuke Sato, Atsushi Kamahora, Akira Arioka, Ryuji Aoki